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Bears in Town

Bears in Town

Jan. 24, 2007

The Yale men's swimming and diving team has its last home meet of the 2006-07 season Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs will host the Brown Bears in a crucial EISL meet, starting at 3 pm at the Robert Kiphuth Memorial Exhibition Pool.

The meet will be the last of many home meets for Yale's large senior class. The nine members of the class of 2007, led by captain Geof Zann, will want to recreate the success of last year's Brown meet, in which seven of them recorded top three finishes.

Yale won last year's meet at Providence 141-103, and another win on Saturday could help the Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1 EISL) claim outright second in the EISL dual meet standings (they are currently tied for second with Harvard). Brown (2-2 EISL) could actually help the Bulldogs shake off the Crimson. Just 23 hours before facing off againist Yale in New Haven, the Bears will host Harvard in Providence Friday afternoon.

Yale's only dual meet loss this season came almost two weeks ago to Cornell. The Bulldogs faced the Big Red and the Midshipmen of Navy at Kiphuth Exhibition Pool, but didn't manage to break Cornell's unbeaten streak, which still remains intact.

This Saturday's meet also comes at a crucial point of the season for the Bullogs. As the dual meet season winds down, Yale's swimmers will prepare for the EISL Championships, a three day event during the last weekend in February.

Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity